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Forum topic by davidcarp posted 12-30-2014 02:48 AM 1048 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-30-2014 02:48 AM

I have a 10” Delta Contractors. It has the stamped sheet metal wings which I would like to upgrade to cast iron.

Has anyone attached the Saw Stop cast iron wings to the Delta Saw? What were your considerations after the installation?

The overall 12” x27” SS wing size is appropriate. I know that the Delta has 3 bolts and the SawStop wing has 4 bolts. The center bolt hole in the Deltal table top is in the center of the 27” dimension. The saw stop wing has a web at the mid point of the casting precluding using the center bolt. It appears the holes in each, the table top and wing, have webs near the bolts probably for stiffening at the connections.

If I use only two bolts to attach the new wing to the existing table will that be sufficient? Will the wing sag over time because the mid span is not supported?

I have read the forum suggestions of purchasing unisaw wings on ebay. While these would fit I have yet to find any Unisaw wings that I would want to take a chance on. The ones I have seen look very well used (dinged) and I have no way of telling if they are flat or even damaged, and I don’t trust ebay.

Thanks in advance for your help and advice.

David Carpenter

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#1 posted 12-30-2014 04:03 AM

Can’t you drill and tap or whatever you need to do to the saw to make the SS wing fit. Cast iron is soft and easily worked. Just take care and get your measurements accurate.

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#2 posted 12-30-2014 04:17 AM

Drill baby drill. Don’t rely on 2 bolts for the wing. Also, check craigslist for old craftman saws cast iron wings for cheap.

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#3 posted 12-30-2014 08:39 AM

I’d prefer to find the Delta wings before I’d use the SawStop, especially since the holes don’t match. CL? Ebay?

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#4 posted 12-30-2014 02:24 PM

Make your own wings out of 3/4” MDF and laminate them…Build a frame (like a picture frame), drill the holes, attach it to the saw body, and mount the wings inside the frame, and bolt the framed wings to the saw….And you can make them as wide as you want doing it this way….27” by ??.....You’ll prolly need to use support legs, but hey, it’s cheaper than buying metal wings, and works just as good….Take a look at my blog”A new look for an old workhorse” and you’ll see what I’m talking about…..

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#5 posted 12-30-2014 06:07 PM

Thanks for the suggestions.

I live in the country which makes CL to difficult and expensive. It is a 2 hour drive 1 way to review and purchase anything advertised on the site. I am concerned about purchases from ebay because I can’t really “see” the piece from photos. Whether it is warped or just so rust pitted that I wouldn’t want it.

At the moment I am researching wings with an ebay seller.

Rick, I like your setup but at this time I want my saw to be mobile.

In order to use the SS wings I will need to drill (3) holes in the SS wing and (2) holes in my table saw top, each side. It just seems like a lot of holes. I had hoped to hear from someone that had done it and would comment; maybe pointing out something that I would othewise have missed.

In any case thank you all for the suggestions.


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#6 posted 12-30-2014 07:14 PM

If you look at my saw cabinet closely, you’ll see that it is mobil…..Under the cabinet I have 4” locking casters, and on each corner there are adjustable levelers….So the cabinet can be moved and locked, if necessary…..Best thing I ever did was take them old “splayed” legs off of the saw….They make too big a footprint…..

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